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Hi my name is Emma Duyzer and I am your local Defence Special Needs Coordinator for the Woodside area.

Woodside is a small town in the Adelaide Hills and is approximately 45 minutes from Adelaide.  The major Defence establishment in the area is Woodside Barracks.  The Base was originally established in 1927 and was used for the training of light horse and  infantry units.  During the Second World War, battalions of the Second  Australian Military Force were formed.  The Base also provided temporary accommodation for US Forces.  Woodside Barracks is now the home of the 16 Air Defence Regiment.

For families posted into the Woodside area, services and supports can be limited depending on where you choose your Service Residence.  For more information, please give us a call.

Our group holds regular coffee mornings and family events and by linking in to us, you have access to the wider support, information and assistance that is available throughout our network.  For more information about the area have a look at the handy ‘Welcome to South Australia’ booklet compiled by DCO.

Please give me a call on 0433 812 586 or email me to find out what else we are doing and to go on our mailing list.

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Latest News from DSNSG Woodside

National E-Newsletter November 2015

National E-Newlsetter November 2015

Welcome to our end of year Newsletter.

  • National Coordinator Message – Kim Collins
  • National Assistant Coordinator Message – Terry Fisk
  • Membership & Communications Officer Message – Sandra Soulsby
  • Updated Local Coordinators List
  • DCO – Families with Special Needs on the Move
  • Important Links for Families
  • Information on Chaplaincy
  • Information from our Supporting Partners


National Newsletter May 2015

Dear DSNSG Members,
Welcome to DSNSG 21st Anniversary National E-Newsletter.
Inside this exciting edition, you will the find the following information.
  • Welcoming to 21st Anniversary E-Newsletter
  • Launching of 3 New Programs for 2015
  • Connecting Families
  • FYI
  • A word from Memberships
  • DSNSG Facebook Page
  • Important Links for families
  • National Committee and Local Coordinator Contact List
  • Supporting Partners.
Kind Regards,
Kim Collins
National Coordinator


National E-Newsletter May 2015 (1)

DCO Welcome Day Adelaide and Woodside

7 February – Welcome to South Australia expo
Defence Community Organisation is hosting an information expo to welcome Defence families to South Australia.
When: Saturday 7 February from 10 am to 12 noon, and 11 am to 2 pm.
Where: Semaphore RSL, 10 Semaphore Road, Semaphore. Semaphore Water Slide Complex, and Semaphore Foreshore, The Esplanade.
RSVP: to DCO South Australia
More information: Download the Welcome to South Australia flyer at


Adelaide and Woodside Xmas Party

imageDSNSG would like to thank APS Benefits for Supporting our Xmas Parties

New Coordinators

The National Committee would like to welcome and formally introduce our new coordinators.

Leah Scott Sale
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Laurie Coleman Williamtown
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